Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 10/23/14

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New York Rangers during their preseason game on September 24, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
As the 2011-12 season has come to a close, the time has come to evaluate what it meant for the Capitals, both as a team and as individuals.  As such, as the summer progresses, I will be writing a report card, or individual evaluation, for each player who played in 9 (~10%) of the team's games, or 4 playoff games. Next up is defenseman Karl Alzner, who finished his third NHL season, all with the Capitals, on this past year's campaign. Season Summary: Alzner was a rock virtually all season again for the Capitals, playing in all 82 games for the second consecutive season.  In those 82 games, Alzner set career highs in assists (16) and points (17) while also leading the team in plus minus rating (+17) - this was especially remarkable because he spent most of the season playing his even strength minutes with John Carlson, who had the worst plus minus on the team.  Alzner also played the toughest minutes of any Capital at even strength, and the only two defensemen to allow fewer ...
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